Why Trappist Beer Needs More Monks

Around for more than two centuries, the Belgian beer made in Trappist monasteries needs more monks to produce it.

Why 12 Bottles of Bordeaux Were on the International Space Station

A 14 month International Space Station wine test with 12 bottles of Bordeaux will teach us about about global warming.

Food and Drink Fights

Orthodox gin distillers say that juniper should be its main flavor. The U.K Gin Guild however says it’s okay if craft makers introduce other flavors like toffee. Then, there is a second rule. And that is the problem. Gin Labels…

All You Could Ever Want to Know About the Subway Footlong

If you live in New York, the BMT is the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit system. However, to another group of Subway users, it means, “Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest.” While Subway created the B.M.T. in 1975, you still can order an Italian B.M.T.…

Why Our Root Beer Needs a New Label

A&W Root Beer tells us that it’s made with Aged Vanilla: Not necessarily. Real and Artificial Vanilla Flavor Our story starts in Madagascar where 80 percent of the world’s vanilla is produced. Growing up tree trunks, vanilla is a labor-intensive…

Why Coca-Cola Is Going After the Zombies

Looking at how Coke competes, we can see that they believe less is more as they discontinue hundreds of brands like Tab.

Thanksgiving Top 10 List: 2020

While Thanksgiving dinner appears to be about food, we can really understand it by looking through an economic lens.

How the Pandemic Created a Turkey Problem

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the change in our Thanksgiving turkey demand has affected farmers, markets, and restaurants.

The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

Connecting Where We Shop to How We Vote

We can see the connection between shopping and voting when we look at retail establishments in down-home zones and upmarket bubbles.